9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition Slot Review 2024

Proof that there’s plenty of life left in Wazdan’s player-favourite 9 Coins franchise, the provider is back to wring more mileage out of its iconic series with 9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition – the latest offshoot to the brim with all the bells and whistles you’d expect of a retro-flavoured slot while packing classic features that made its predecessor such a hit.

Such is the popularity of the 9 Coins range that the original was nominated in the hotly contested Digital Product of the Year category at the 2023 Global Gaming Awards. No real surprise, then, that it’s gone on to spawn a number of follow-ups including this one, following on from 1000 and Grand Platinum Editions, plus a watered-down Extremely Light version geared towards the more environmentally-minded spinner.

What next? 9 Coins Ruby Edition? Quartz? Eco-warriors?

9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition Base Game

9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition Base Game and Features

In keeping with 9 Coins tradition, a no-nonsense 3-reel, 3-row game panel hosts the action where up to 9 coins – hence the name – can land at most.

They say Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but, strangely, you won’t find any around here. Or paylines, or any regular paying symbols for that matter. Instead, the main focus is on triggering the bonus game to unlock rewards that top out at 5,000x the bet.

Look out for the special Cash Out symbol, which sticks around for up to 20 spins collecting prizes from Cash, Cash Infinity, MINI, MINOR, and MAJOR symbols landing on its reel. Once it is removed, it awards an amount between 10% and 200% of the accumulated values.

Awarding prizes worth 5x-15x your stake, it’s possible to land Cash Infinity symbols during the base game, which proceed to stick to the reels for the duration of any subsequent Hold the Jackpot bonus. These remain locked in place while all other positions spin.

You’ve a greater chance of triggering the bonus feature should Cash Infinity symbols drop in on the middle reel.

Speaking of the middle reel, filling it entirely with bonus symbols is enough to trigger 9 Coins Grand Edition’s piece de resistance, the Hold the Jackpot bonus round which has been brought back for another outing – music to the ears of Wazdan fans.

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 10,000
Maximum Win 5,000x
Release Date 05/10/2023
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 3x3
Minimum Bet 0.20

9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition: Hold the Jackpot Bonus

A highlight of Wazdan’s 9 Coins range, the centerpiece bonus feature functions like a reduced hold-and-win round where Cash symbols can land carrying multiplier prizes worth between 1x and 10x the bet.

In classic hold-and-win fashion, the round begins with 3 refilling lives. Any landed symbol resets lives back up to 3; 3 dead spins back-to-back and you’re out.

Keep an eye out for Collector symbols, which apply multipliers worth up to 20x to all Cash and Cash Infinity symbols in view. Adding a layer of intrigue to proceedings, Mystery symbols also feature, able to transform into any Bonus symbols except Cash Infinity symbols, while their more lucrative cousin, Jackpot Mystery Symbols can morph into MINI, MINOR, or MAJOR symbols.

Note that all Mystery symbols are only revealed once the Hold the Jackpot Bonus has come to an end.

One of three jackpots, MINI (10x), MINOR (20x), and MAJOR (50x) may be won during the feature for landing their corresponding symbol. Strike it lucky, and you could even score more than one jackpot during the same feature!

Manage to hold all 9 positions and you better get planning your next holiday as this unlocks the game’s grand prize equal to 5,000 times your wager.

Chance Level

The more impatient among you may be happy to hear the game offers a quartet of ante bets offering increased odds of triggering the bonus round.

Increase your stake by a factor of 2x, 4x, 6x, or 10x, to enhance your bonus odds by 2x, 5x, 8x, or 13x, respectively.

All payouts and Coin values remain the same regardless of the Chance Level enabled.

9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition Bonus Game

9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Wazdan has granted players access to 5 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Low – 50x your bet.
  • Standard – 100x your bet.
  • High – 250x your bet.
  • Extreme – 500x your bet.
  • Double Extreme – 1,000x your bet.

9 Coins Grand Diamond Edition: Our Verdict

And so wraps the latest addition to Wazdan’s burgeoning 9 Coins range without really needing to get out of first gear.

Don’t expect any major surprises in store with this October 2023 release, which incorporates a lot of what we’ve already seen before. Which means lots of bright, shimmering gold and a fast-and-furious hold-and-win style bonus headlined by four jackpot prizes.

While many other providers remain hellbent on pushing the industry envelope, innovating, pioneering, and trying out ground-breaking new concepts, others play it safer, remaining perfectly content fine-tuning a formula they have found reasonable success with, while applying just enough tweaks to keep their line of games fresh.

Wazdan sits squarely in the latter category, swelling their extensive range of blazing hold-and-win slots with another that tasks players with filling the entire screen of symbols to try and tap its max win. Players who enjoy a meaty base game peppered with features while offering an immersive theme would be well-advised to take their gaming hunt elsewhere. 

That’s really about all there is to it. Far from revolutionary, but players who enjoy the Wazdan blueprint are sure to lap up another installment.